Re: RS-25 turbo pump
I think I read it recently in "Into the black" by Roland White...but I forget, sorry!
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I think I read it recently in "Into the black" by Roland White...but I forget, sorry!
"The name will be like USB speed names"
I would imagine that 99% of people who state or question whether "the internet" is down, are using the phrase as a short way to refer to their internet connection and know full well that "The Internet" is not down. I know I've done so myself, despite being well acquainted with the meaning.
Pretending that you think they mean the entire Internet is just petty and achieves nothing.
I think you mean OOK
"They exist precisely to differentiate us from the rest of the animal kingdom"
No they don't, they exist to try to avoid the exploitation and/or abuse of people. Exploitation and abuse of animals is a separate issue.
" Animals, perhaps, especially monkeys have far more in common with people than the artificial construct that is a corporation"
Depends on which context. Corporations are made of people. Hence for legal issues about subjects invented by people (like copyright) corporations are much closer to people.
"Corporations can hold copyright, and they're not people, per se."
This point is addressed in the article. Why would you raise it as if it's your idea?
"That meant that if I wrote a book, composed any music, created a video all royalties would go to Oracle."
This is a common type of clause except that they usually say if it's related to your work, or that you have to get agreement in writing to exceptions. Many employers would be reasonable about such things I think, and I doubt that Oracle would be able to win a case claiming that since JR Hartley worked for them when he wrote "Fly Fishing", they owned the rights.
Better to pay off the Mortgage than have savings plus a huge debt.
"By the way - what sort of "insurance" is it that you can get AFTER getting sick and have it pay for the treatment? Normally getting health insurance involves a medical check-up and examination of hospital/medical records."
Health insurance provided as a benefit by an employer often covers continuation of existing treatment when you switch jobs. Such insurance also doesn't normally need a medical checkup either.
At least in the UK.
"I'm definitely putting Quantum Dynamics as my religion / "belief system" on the next census."
Can something be a religion if there is evidence to support it's claims?
See also Dunning-Kruger effect.
Surely the usual reason to want cats out of your garden is to stop them using it as a toilet. Replacing it with the same stuff but smelling like lions rather than little cats, seems counterproductive.
I'm no fan of Google in some ways, but I agree with this comment.
Tesco advertises its own petrol stations in its supermarket car park too. Should they be told to give equal prominence to BP et. al. and other supermarkets?
The reasoning seems to be that because "everybody" goes to Google first, they have acquired some responsibility to promote their competitors.
The harm comes about when they believe all this crap and so-called alternative medicine* is going to heal them or their loved ones of real diseases. Placebo effect notwithstanding, there have been cases of people dying because they trusted in the power of positive thinking or in homeopathy rather than the best that medical science can offer, however nasty the latter is, it is at least normally based on some evidence that it can help.
*What do you call alternative medicine that works? Yes, you guessed it, "medicine".
How does this make him a "hacker"?
So they'll fire " those who figure if they do a decent job without f*cking up they'll have a safe job"
IANAL but I'm not sure they can get away with that in Europe.
"Otherwise, why should YouTube, baby's mother and all, profit from this and the musicians not?"
The musicians or other rights holders presumably profit from the mother's playing of the music, or the radio station if it was such. The inclusion in the background is using that music, yes, but *fair* use. Not copyright infringement.
Clever, maybe, but also don't forget that the blind spot is compensated for by the brain making stuff up. Also when the brain decides what it is you have seen, it reinforces that strongly even in the face of evidence to the contrary. See optical illusions, unreliability of eye-witnesses, etc.
Yes so if you have a separate FB account for work, you are breaking the terms.
"Do my new rights also cover the calls I make from home to friends abroad?
No. Calling from home is not roaming. The new rights cover communications (calls, SMS, data) made when roaming in the EU, which means when travelling abroad in the EU. The prices of calls from home to a foreign country, including in the EU, are not regulated."
But this was not the question. The question, which does not seem to be addressed in the linked FAQ, is what happens to calls TO (eg.) Germany, when you are physically IN (roaming) Germany.
The assumption seems to be that they will be treated as international calls since they are "like home", where "home" in this case is not Germany.
So unless your home bundled calls include international calls at no extra charge, calling Germany from a UK-homed-mobile when you are in Germany will now cost more than calling the UK from the same mobile when you are in Germany.
Which some people may not appreciate.
"Tests thoroughly" = roll out to all users?
I don't hear much support for Microsoft when they do that kind of thing.
I wish I could upvote you more than once. This is the point that the DUP clearly miss. A move to a full commercial model like Amazon (which I pay for and use) would lose all the minority interest programming that the BBC does.
As in raspberry slushies? I always wondered why they were blue. Or perhaps they are just pumped full of blue dye.
"What's actually happening is that everything inside of that singularity is getting smaller relative to each other, which makes it appear that we are expanding away from each other."
Which is indistinguishable from expanding, right?
Yeah if your office moves, you move. It's only a couple of miles. What's wrong with these people?
"He escaped a dismal, no end relationship"
He didn't escape. The relationship continued until the end of his life. To "escape" something you must get away from it whilst still alive.
Indeed. The DAB radio in my kitchen stopped working when I replaced the multiple MR16 halogen bulbs with cheap LED ones.
Is iOS maps really kind of useless without location info?
I don't use iOS but I routinely refuse to give location info to Google Maps. I often want to check a route or look up something on the map or see the way to somewhere. I know where I am or where I intend to start from so I just zoom to it in a couple of seconds manually, or search.
"Tory, Labour, whatever - vote (and do vote) for whoever you think will be best for the economy so we can afford the NHS."
It's not about being able to afford it, although clearly we need to but that's another story (one about tax). It's about wanting the NHS in its true public form, not the private-by-stealth version that the Tories want to bring in, which will make profits for their mates and put revenue above everything, especially that pesky standard of care the customers, er, I mean patients, expect.
"a teletype and an acoustic coupler that allowed us access to the mainframe at the local polytechnic."
That sounds like what my school had too. It was upgraded for my last few years there, there was a govt. scheme that gave us a classroom with 10 RM 480Z machines and a shared hard drive. Must have been about 5Mb between us all, I reckon.
Because extending the "occasional medical use" to "diagnostic use" to "Check whether you have a problem" is the usual way it works in marketing. Convince people they have, or may have, a problem and they need the latest gadget to identify and/or fix it.
I'd guess that it's not streaming while you're asleep so someone can view it, it's streaming it to a cloud, sorry server, so that you can review it later.
See also the current fad for wearable fitness monitors, which were recently reported to be rubbish at measuring calories used.
That's why I buy CDs and won't pay for Spotify Premium, handy though it is for offline listening of things I am trying before buying.
A completely silent call would be disconcerting, and unclear whether you were still connected.
Given that people's preferred music varies, what is the best option? A continual ring tone?
Yes those messages telling you that you can do most things on their website are some of the most annoying, for obvious reasons.
We need a "me too" icon...or would that just encourage such non-insightful messages as this one?
"Blondie - Call me"
Surely you mean "Hanging on the Telephone"!
How could they "be round later" if you didn't give your address?
There are sensible uses, but who trusts Amazon, or (especially) MS enough?
They could have been the ones who got famous for being responsible for that really useful gadget that you can talk to, but instead they are known for being responsible for gathering as much of your data as possible.
How does a picture help them "know who you are"?
"With trademarks, companies have to defend them, as that is the law."
Yes (although someone recently here said that was a myth). But defend against a true threat/copy. Not something that the judge admitted was different in several ways.
"Did the computer really make an error or did a human goof up and the computer took one for the team?"
What's the difference? Computer error is always a human error at the end of the day.
"for a given resistance, at a lower voltage, a higher current will flow."
I think you're getting confused about power transmission. Power=V*I so yes, if the power is the same, a lower voltage means a higher current, but in this case we are talking about the current drawn by a given load (ie. the guy's neck) which depends on Ohm's law, I=V/R therefore directly proportional to the voltage, while the resistance stays the same and the power will not be the same.
I think it means that Apple views the bug as serious. Not Apple views the bug seriously.
Still came out wrong though.
No it isn't. Some topics are contentious but that's not fake news. Creationism for example is not "news" so can't be called "fake news".
Fake news is things that are just objectively untrue. I've seen reports of various examples over the last year. Unless those reports were fake...
Happened to me in Spain, someone hit me from behind after assuming I wouldn't be stopping. Minimal damage, but the fool tried to claim it was my fault and called the police himself....it didn't go well for him!
"The fact is, the self-driving robot car did not detect (or anticipate) something in its path, or try to evade the collision."
As I understood it, the self-driving robot car did not have something in its path. It was in the path of the other car, which hit it side-on.
Hmm, I just tried some test folders and it put them in the zip with no problems.
Maybe this has changed.
"local storage is great... if it's not 2017 and you don't already have half your life in the cloud anyways, trusting it with tons of other important shit like I don't know, your finances, School curriculum, taxes, email, calendar, photos, relationships, etc"
Stuff like finances, taxes etc are not "the cloud". They are on hopefully well-protected servers of specific organisations dedicated to that task.
That's no reason to keep the passwords to those services in another "cloud". Keep them locally. Back them up, yes. I am not sure I would trust a cloud-based service with my passwords and NO local backup.
How on earth did an online backup service (if that's what it was) allow content to be indexed by Google and accessible to anyone without credentials?
Yes, and it is not helpful to use phrases such as "baffled boffins" (except for alliterative purposes).
Talk of scientists being baffled and stumped only encourages those who don't understand the process. Too often scientists are accused of claiming to know everything, which makes such accusers pleased that they are "stumped" - nobody likes a know-it-all, after all. In reality science just describes what we see, and plausible theories to account for what we see. Bafflement occurs only if you take current accepted theory as cast-iron fact, which real scientists don't, despite what some science-illiterates and some sections of the press think.
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